Chiwetel Ejiofor has been cast as Baron Mordo for Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange movie.
Deadline confirms the news with mention Baron Mordo in the movie may not actually be a straight-up villain as it's reported Baron Mordo will be an amalgamation of characters culled from Doctor Strange's mythology.
The report also confirms the Ancient One will be female, as most recently it was reported Tilda Swinton is in talks for the role.
In the comics, Baron Mordo is a student of the Ancient One who plots to kill his mentor, but Stephen Strange learns of the plot and then in turn becomes the Ancient One's student.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is known for 12 Years A Slave.
Doctor Strange has a November 4, 2016 release starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character with a script by Jon Spaihts.